09/08/2018

Impact investors want a similar thing to a financial investor, but just in a different way #judge #tgasw18

Written by  TGASW Crew

An entrepreneur, investor, director and trustee. Steve knows the value of money and the power it can have when used to grow ideas that do good into sustainable innovations.

Meet TGASW18 judge, Steve Napier. With over 30 years experience in the funds' management and share broking industries (including managing and advising on asset allocation, share investment and bond investment), Steve has seen a lot and made many great and… not so great investments. His biggest successful investment was buying shares in a green fund manager whose share price went up more than 20 times and did a lot of environmental good too. Biggest failure? Buying shares in Fortex, a NZ meat processor whose accounts were shown to be fraudulent.

Steve shares with us a little about his entrepreneurial journey and what he would like to see at Tauranga Startup Weekend | Impact

What are the elements of starting up a business that gets you most excited?
Proving the concept. Getting feedback that the product/service is really on track and making a difference

What is the most important thing that entrepreneurs should know?
Success takes a lot of planning and hard work. Most of the time it is harder and takes longer than expected

What ideas would you like to see from Tauranga's Startup Weekend | Impact participants?
An impact investor wants a similar thing to a financial investor, but just in a different way-the biggest risk adjusted return per dollar spent

What’s the best way for participants to capture your interest when pitching their idea?
It’s vital, especially for a technical product/service, that the offering is really well understood and that there is a well thought out pathway to success.

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Want to get feedback from Judges who, like Steve, have been there and done that and who can support you on your entrepreneurial journey?

Secure your spot now to participate at #TGASW18 here.

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Related events:

Mid August: Entrepreneurs Everywhere
What is Startup Weekend? Toolkit and pitching introduction.  

27 August: Social Innovation
What is social innovation and why does it matter? Discussion and workshop.

13 September: Entrepreneurs Everywhere
Startup Weekend Reunion: where are you at? Where to now with your business idea?

Stay tuned!